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Thu Mar 8, 2012, 07:31 PM

Aurora Borealis may be visible tonight in lower latitudes...

New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago et. al may be able to view the auroras tonight based on the large corneal mass ejection from the sun which hit the Earth this morning at 4 a.m.

Provided clear skies, here are a few forecast maps and prediction links to view the auroras in your area...

http://odin.gi.alaska.edu/FAQ/

http://www2.gi.alaska.edu/aurora_predict/worldmap6.html

http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/NorthAmerica/2012/03/08

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/Aurora/

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Reply Aurora Borealis may be visible tonight in lower latitudes... (Original post)
Earth_First Mar 2012 OP
BumRushDaShow Mar 2012 #1
Earth_First Mar 2012 #2
Ruby the Liberal Mar 2012 #3
Earth_First Mar 2012 #4
HopeHoops Mar 2012 #5
Botany Mar 2012 #6
Blue_In_AK Mar 2012 #7
Botany Mar 2012 #10
Earth_First Mar 2012 #11
Blue_In_AK Mar 2012 #13
siligut Mar 2012 #8
liberal N proud Mar 2012 #9
Warpy Mar 2012 #12

Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 07:32 PM

1. Supposed to pour down raining tonight

Big cold front coming across.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 07:34 PM

2. It's forecast to gradually clear by 3 a.m. in Rochester, N.Y.

We will probably make a run at the lake tonight if things here at the house clear up.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 07:34 PM

3. I saw it once, in a plane headed into Minneapolis/StPaul.

Phenomenal and breathtaking.

So for those on the edge of the viewing area, what time should we try for?

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 07:36 PM

4. A lot of it depends on atmospheric conditions...

Keep those links handy and refer to them and the skies throughout the night.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 07:38 PM

5. Not with the cloud cover we've got.

 

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 07:39 PM

6. Aurora Borealis ..... Neil Young



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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 07:42 PM

7. We're headiang out tonight to stalk them down,

illusive critters that they are. I'll post some pictures if I get any good ones. It's wonderfully clear here for a change.

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 07:59 PM

10. I wish you well

I will alway remember laying on my back on a little island in northern Ontario
in Sept. watching the lights "dance" ...... please don't get stomped by a moose!

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Response to Blue_In_AK (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 08:05 PM

11. Good luck, you have a fantastic viewing location...

I'm sure you've seen them so often that it's second nature to you...

How's the Iditarod going?

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 9, 2012, 12:50 AM

13. I've seen them a few times,

but we can't really see them well from our house since we live here in Anchorage and have a lot of light pollution and fog/clouds from Cook Inlet. The forecast is so good tonight, though, that we feel compelled to head out of town a few miles to see if we can get lucky. I've got my fingers crossed and my camera ready.

Iditarod's doing great. We'll be flying out to Nome Sunday for the finish. We've had tons of snow this year, and conditions are apparently excellent out on the trail. I'll bet they're getting some great views of the aurora out there. I'll be posting photos of the race at my website probably by the end of the month.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 07:55 PM

8. Here is a map

This gives a good idea of where the auroras might be seen tonight, weather permitting.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 07:58 PM

9. Cleveland and clear skies - ha!

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Mar 8, 2012, 09:37 PM

12. NM is always socked in when this happens

and tonight is no exception. Insult to injury: nary a drop nor a flake is coming out of those clouds.

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